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Sunset Elk

Sunset Elk
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-26
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5d Mark II, Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-26 19:18
Viewed: 3324
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was shot a couple of hours ago on the way home from work. The road I travel on borders a military training range and there are many elk on the range. They are in rut now and the bulls have their harems and sometimes they come close to the edge of the range which affords me a chance to see them. I saw two groups on the way to work and one on the way home.

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GOOD! One of TN's best photographers and I are neighbors. Maybe a first Rick.

A wonderful Rick Price Photography image. You know, I told Ron Rattray in Grand Forks, "Rick never takes a bad picture"

Hi Rick,
wonderfull sunset colours and a fantastic elk. Good composition. Seems as if you had desturbed him.

A stunning shot that also doubles as a landscape shot!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-09-26 23:03]

Hello Rick
Lovely capture with wonderful colors and a powerful bull.
Thanks for sharing

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-09-27 1:22]

Hello Rick,
this something that should be well appreciated!
There is no easy way to have this shot presented. with the vastness of the plain in the background, it is so classical to me.
The clarity of the view and the sharpness of the elk is so outstanding. well placed in a well calculated position.
Congratulations for having shot such a special subject.


Hi Rick, another big boy:) today. A superb wild life capture MF!. The pose of the elk as well as natural environment is impressive. The composition also perfect MF!
TFS and have a nice week!


Hi Rick,
absolutely awesome shot! Very good composition, showing not only this powerful bull, but the environment where he lives. Fantastic, natural colors, great eye-contact. Perfect POV and DOF.
Thank you,

Hi Rick,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Elk. Good light. Very good composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-09-27 5:20]

Hello Rick
That is a beautiful composition.Excellent pov and beautiful pose from your subject.Excellent choice of DOD mixe with great natural color provided you with a great image.One of the thing I like the must is that beautiful light
TFS Michel

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-27 6:47]

Fine image of this elk in beautiful environment, good lighting and composition. tfs.

Hello Rick,
A majestic stag captured in a great pose in good light. Well done!

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2010-09-27 19:39]

Bonsoir Rick

Nice capture in a beautifull light. the shot is really seasonal. Nice balanced composition. Good sharpness, good exposure and warm tone reflect light at the end of the day. Nice work and TFS.


You were lucky, beautiful specimen with an excellent light tending to enhance the whole.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-09-28 11:07]

Hi Rick.
As usual you have shared a wonderful natural shot of an amazing animal. Its pose, glance and eye-contact are sweet as well as framing of the nice place, evening warm colours, superb details of the main character and nice bokeh. Well done and compliments.

wow, I missed so many of your great pictures, TFS Ori

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